The finals of the French Open 2021 on Sunday produced one of the best ever matches in the history of the tournament at Philippe-Chatrier. It was an epic battle between World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas as the duo played out an unbelievable game that lasted 4 hours and 11 minutes. After the Greek tennis ace took an early lead, Djokovic bounced back in style to win the five-set thriller 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to win his 19th ever Grand Slam title. The Serbian is now just one title away from Nadal and Federer's record of 20 championships.
Djokovic becomes first player to win 2 Grand Slam each in an open era
The World No. 1 has now become the first-ever player in the open era (third player overall) to clinch at least two Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career. Novak Djokovic's championships are as follows:
Australian Open - 9 titles (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Wimbledon - 5 titles (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
French Open - 2 titles (2016, 2021*)
US Open - 3 titles (2011, 2015, 2018)
Here is how Twitter reacted to Djokovic's win
The fans flooded Twitter with posts praising the elite mentality and physical strength of 34-year-old Novak Djokovic, who edged out his opponent who was 12 years younger than him. While some people hailed both the players for producing an exhibition of tennis, the others hailed Djokovic as the greatest of all time.
Here are the Tweets: